Street photography in its essence is finding something beautiful, interesting or thought-provoking in the mundaneness of everyday life. That 1-2 second window that illuminates an aspect of the day-to-day that would otherwise go unnoticed, but in its simplicity reveals something larger than itself. This revelation is what drew me to pursue street photography as a hobby and a much needed creative outlet.
As I began to capture more of these moments, I begin to see parallels in what I was capturing and scripture found in the Bible. I started pairing scriptures with the candid shots I would take on the streets and began to see more of life in both.
These pairings have helped me to connect with people more when out on the street. Instead of just taking photos of people while I am roaming the streets, I am engaging with them – talking to them, getting to know them, praying for them, and establishing ongoing relationships with reoccurring encounters. Using art to connect with people is far more powerful than creating art for mere display.
In an attempt to combine my love for street photography and the scriptures of the Bible, I am hoping to show that both in their simplicity are revealing something larger than ourselves.
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Death, Hades, and Steve
So I looked and here came a pale horse! The name of the one who rode it was Death, and Hades followed right behind. Revelation 6:8.
The Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness did not comprehend it. John 1:5.
Do not be deceived: God cannot be mocked. A man reaps what he sows. Galatians 6:7.
With trumpets and the blaring of the ram’s horn, shout out praises before the king, the Lord! Psalm 98:6.
The heavens are Yours, and Yours also the earth; You founded the world and all that is in it. Psalm 89:11.
Walk This Way
But if we walk in the light, as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus, His Son, purifies us from all sin. 1 John 1:7.
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